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2002-072 – Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a biodegradable polymer device for bridging a gap in a severed nerve. This implant functions both as a scaffold to support axon growth across a gap and as a conduit for the controlled local delivery of agents which may promote axon regeneration.
2002-068 – Mayo Clinic researchers have created microspheres between 1-300 micrometers comprising a blend of cross-linkable PPF for the immobilized controlled release of any bioactive agent.
2002-047 – This is a portable (hand carried), adjustable height, suitcase-style device which stores, in insultated storage compartments, and permits correct anatomic mounting of, harvested porcine upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts on each half of the opened device. This device is intended to demonstrate endoscopic procedures, both diagnostic and therapeutic, using ex vivo animal gastrointestinal... Read More
2002-039 – Technology Description T cell-mediated immune responses are often harmful in transplant patients and patients with autoimmune disease. Currents treatments to suppress T cell-mediated immune responses include a number of immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory therapies. A novel means of suppressing this immune response has been developed that utilizes mutant forms of a protein normally... Read More
2002-038 – A synthetic valve/leaflet for manufacturing cardiac valve prostheses - mechanical characteristics include anysotopic elasticity - contains stress-bering fibers and is fitted with a thicker area resembling the Nodule of Arantzius of the mature aortic valves.
2002-025 – Computer software which locates polyps and cancers of the colon on CT colonography data sets.
2001-160 – A common problem in clinical magnetic resonance imaging is misalignment of the individual imaging slices on sequential patient examinations. This inter-image misregistration frequently confounds accurate assignment of change or lack thereof in pathologic lesions across serial studies. We describe a rapid and accurate method to register the individual slices of MR images obtained at... Read More
2001-158 – The Avian Leukosis Virus (AVL) group of retroviruses offers a novel platform for the display of polypeptides and offers novel applications for polypeptide display technology. The ability to display polypeptides on the ALV envelope glycoproteins in a replicating retrovirus with an additional expression cassette presents several unique approaches to use this display platform to probe the... Read More
2001-153 – Circulating smooth muscle progenitor cells (SPC) in humans.
2001-152 – Technology portfolio related to Pharmaceutical Dosage Form for Colonic Delivery, Pharmaceutical Dosage Form With Multiple Enteric Polymer Coatings for Colonic Delivery, and Bisacodyl Dosage Form with Multiple Enteric Polymer Coatings for Colonic Delivery
2001-139 – There are two separate 3'-phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphosulfate synthetase (PAPSS) isoforms in humans (PAPSS1 and PAPSS2). Both isoforms catalyze the formation of PAPS, the universal high-energy sulfate donor for all sulfotransferases. Functionally relevant PAPSS1 polymorphisms have been discovered that decrease PAPSS1 activity and result in undersulfation of drugs, procarcinogens, glycoproteins... Read More
2001-138 – SULT1E1 catalyzes reactions with steroid hormones e.g. ß-Estradiol, by transferring a sulfonate group from PAPS to the hydroxy group at position 3 of the estrogen to form Estradiol 3-O-sulfate. Known substrates are estrone and estradiol, catecholestrogens and 2-Methoxyestradiol. SULT1E1 is expressed in the liver, small intestine, adrenal cortex, adrenal medulla, lung, kidney, mammary gland,... Read More
2001-127 – Technology Description Compositions and methods have been developed for detecting plaques and treating CNS disorders. Polyamine modification of amyloid beta peptides or antibodies binding to amyloid beta increases blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and incorporation of a contrast agent permits MRI detection of plaque deposits. A novel peptide-based imaging agent has also been developed... Read More
2001-087 – Pedicle oblique support pillar system; shares loads applied to pedicle implant in spine fracture fixation; reduces large bending moments, re-deformity, screw loosening, bending, or breakage; also may be utilized in spinal segmental unit fixation and fusion.
2001-069 – Rigid body translations of an object in MRI will create image artifacts along the phase enclode (PE) direction in standard 2DFT imaging. If two images are acquired with swapped PE direction, it is theoretically possible to determine and correct for arbitrary translational motions in both images directly from the phase differences in the k-space acquisitions by solving a large system of... Read More
2001-050 – Device reproducibly positions subject’s upper extremities while allowing measurement of actively generated forearm torque against resisted rotation in variable forearm positions; used with MMV-01-049.
2001-049 – Device reproducibly positions subject’s upper extremities in field of CT imaging system; allows variable positioning of forearm rotation; allows present forearm positions to be maintained and for active force generation by patient to optimize displacement of bones to demonstrate joint instability.
2001-042 – MR based technique for accurately detecting seed locations following prostate brachytherapy seed therapy. This method optimizes phase perturbations introduced into prostate and surrounding tissue resulting from implantation of brachytherapy seeds with differing susceptibility values and can accurately determine seed location and orientation in the prosstate and surrounding tissue.
2001-040 – Using monoclonal antibodies (mAb) to 4-1BB (CD137) T cell molecule, we will be able to show that this treatment can regress established tumors in mouse models in combination with antigenic peptides and cytokine-modified tumor vaccines. Furthermore, treatment by anti-4-1BB mAb also ameliorates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice, a model of multiple sclerosis in human. ... Read More
2001-023 – A novel expression system has been developed that selectively expresses ABeta40 or ABeta42 in the secretory pathway. This system enables expression of high levels of specific ABeta peptides. Such a system may be invaluable in developing animal models that critically determine the pathogenicity of individual ABeta peptides. In addition, the system may have general utility as a means of... Read More
2001-021 – Monoclonal antibodies developed against specific portion of the huma sodium iodide symporter (hNIS). Antibody 2-2 and 14f were developed against synthetic peptides representing the 2nd and 14th extramembranous loops of hNIS and antibody FP5a was developed against an MBP-hNIS fusion protein including a carboxyl terminal sequence of hNIS. The antibodies have been characterized and were found... Read More
2001-013 – A non-iterative motion correction that does not use any navigators is described. It can be used with any 3D application and spirals.
2001-009 – SULT2A1 catalyzes the transfer of inorganic sulfate to hydroxysteroids and uses PAPS as the sulfate donor. Genetically based variations in SULT2A1 may affect the metabolism of steroid compounds (DHEA, ethinyl estradiol, minoxidil, androsterone, androstenediol, epiandrosterone, androgens, estrogens, testosterone, and pregnenolone) that are used for drugs, as well as structurally related... Read More
2001-001 – Nearly all elderly persons develop pathologic areas of cell loss and demyelination (called leukoaraiosis), in the central areas of the brain. We have developed an accurate and highly reproducible method for quantitatively measuring the volume of leukoaraiosis from a magnetic resonance image of the brain.
2000-176 – Polyclonal antibodies, NR1, NR2 and NR3 against human and rat PMCa isoforms 1, 2 and 3.
2000-155 – Prosthesis with varying stem stiffness from proximal to distal ends; minimizes stress shielding; decreases bone re-sorption adjacent to proximal end of stem.
2000-131 – An interactive software interface to a detailed brain atlas developed by Kent Ridge Digital Laboratories in Singapore which permits access, display and manipulation of the atlas within the analyze software system. The interface permits rapid and accurate registration of the brain atlas to MRI scans of the brain for the purpose of labeling, segmentation or other functions where defined and... Read More
2000-100 – PAPSS2 is an enzyme that synthesizes PAPS; the high-energy sulfate donor molecule involved in the sulfate conjugation (metabolism) of thousands of drugs, hormones (estrogen), neurotransmitters (dopamine) and many other macromolecules. Rare inactivating mutations in orthologous PAPSS2 genes have been identified as the genetic causes for human spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia and murine... Read More
2000-089 – Analytical/software method to quantitate beat-to-beat non-alternating, chaotic variability in electrical repolarization of the heart. This index (TWLI) indicates the presence of a highly malignant arrhythogenic substrate and may be useful for the identification and primary prevention of sudden cardiac death.
2000-080 – The treatment of neutrophil-associated pulmonary inflammation including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (smoker’s bronchitis), chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, alphal-antitrypsin deficiency, adult respiratory distress syndrome and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by lidocaine inhalation.
2000-066 – We have created two lines of transgenic mice expressing human tau with the P301L mutation. Mice expressing the 2-3-10+ human isoform with the P301L mutation develop tau neurofibrillary tangles, motor deficits, and behavioral abnormalities. Mice expressing the longest human tau isofrom (2+3+10+) with the P301L mutation develop balloned neurons as well as neurofibrillary tangles. Motor and... Read More
2000-065 – Mouse class II-deficient HLA-DQB10302, DQA10301 (DQ8) transgenic mice are susceptible to severe collagen-induced arthritis (CIA), an animal model for rheumatoid arthritis. To examine whether polymorphism at the DRB1 locus can modulate DQ-restricted arthritis, we generated double- transgenic (DR/DQ) mice. DRB1*0301 (DR3) was introduced into CIA susceptible DQ8.Abeta transgenic mice to generate... Read More
2000-064 – We developed an HLA-DR3.Abo mouse by introducing the DR3 transgene into a H2Abo mouse, class II negative strain, by mating with BIO.M-DRB1*0301 mice. Experimental autoimmune thyroiditis (EAT) is induced in these mice when immunized with either MTg or HTg.
2000-038 – Controlling/predesigning the needle puncture site to allow sheath/dilator to enter vessel with minimal damage and a smaller residual hole/wound.
2000-037 – A 3D motion adjustment pulse sequence is interleaved with magnetic resonance image (MRI) acquisition. This motion adjustment pulse sequence encodes all six degrees of rigid body motion in a single 3D spherical k-space dataset and is used to measure patient motion during the scan. The MRI system’s scan parameters are prospectively adjusted during the scan to offset the effects of patient... Read More
2000-031 – Human SULT1C1 has been shown to metabolically activate planar phenols and the chemical procarcinogen N-OH-2-acetylaminoflurorene. Therefore, genetically based variations in the activity of this enzyme may affect the activation of procarcinogens. In addition, SULT1C1 polymorphisms may play a role in thyroid hormone inactivation since this enzyme metabolizes thyroid hormones. Therefore,... Read More
2000-025 – Technology Description Compositions and methods have been developed for detecting plaques and treating CNS disorders. Polyamine modification of amyloid beta peptides or antibodies binding to amyloid beta increases blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and incorporation of a contrast agent permits MRI detection of plaque deposits. A novel peptide-based imaging agent has also been developed... Read More
2000-013 – The development of a delivery mechanism (pill or capsule) for barium sulfate which is used for the purpose of altering the density of stool sufficiently that it can be electronically subtracted. A new software tool (computer algorithm) for electronic subtraction of contrast-laden stool has been developed.
1999-095 – This invention will help allow very high field strength MRI systems to be used safely and effectively as clinical systems for routine patient use.
1999-065 – Investigators are combining mEPO and together with mEPO deficient gene knock-out animals to create a battery of monoclonal antibodies against this eosinophil granular ribonuclease. Highly specific, sensitive antibodies will be produced that will be useful in assays and drug discovery programs for eosinophil-related diseases such as asthma, allergy and inflammation.
1999-064 – Investigators have developed a rabbit polyclonal antisera reactive against murine major basic protein-1 (native protein purified from isolated mouse eosinophils). MBP is a known factor in the asthma, inflammation and allergy pathways. This antibody is highly specific and would be useful in a variety of assays where high specificity and sensitivity are desired.
1999-061 – This is a cell therapy delivery system which allows efficient and long term vascular delivery.
Self-Terminating High-Speed Low-Power Logic Transceiver Enabling Compatibility Between CMOS Based Logic Devices of Differing Supply Voltages
1999-056 – A CMOS based digital output buffer circuit and input buffer circuit, with both circuits forming a transceiver pair, is described. The transceiver enables high speed point-to-point digital communication and hence cannot be used for multi-drop digital buses. The transceiver offers many of the features desired of transceivers. These features include: a) Compliance between transmitting devices... Read More
1999-036 – AVWPC is a comprehensive set of imaging functions which facilitates full exploration and analysis of multidimensional, multimodality biomedical image data sets that runs on PCs using C compilers and operating systems such as Windows. The software also facilitates the development and implementation of advanced imaging algorithms and techniques and easy integration of these into specific... Read More
1999-033 – These methods reduce the audible sound produced by ultrasound scanners in patients. Reduction of fetal stress during ultrasound examination.
1999-020 – A successful computational method was developed to perform molecular dynamics simulations of zinc’s tetrahedral coordination and the exchanges of zinc ligands in proteins for studies of thermodynamic properties of zinc proteins in water including evaluation of binding free energies of zinc ligands. This method enables expeditious search of effective antiangiogenesis and antiproliferation... Read More
1999-003 – Polyclonal antibody and purification thereof that recognizes the Amyloid B. peptide (AB).
1998-097 – A method is described that allows both highly sensitive screening for arterial disease in conjuction with highly specific diagnoses on an MR System with high-speed gradients.
1998-076 – Short term paralysis of underlying musculature to improve cutaneous wound healing in tramatic and non-tramatic wounds.
1998-071 – Substrates for SULT1A1 are; 4-nitrophenol, 17beta-estradiol (E2), diethylstilboestrol (DES), 1-naphol, 4-hydroxytamoxifen, minoxidil, estrone (E1), epinephrine, dopamine, acetaminophen, genistein, other monocyclic phenols. The gene is ubiquitously expressed but especially prominent in liver but also lung, brain, platelet, prostate, placenta, and adrenal gland. Diseases associated with... Read More